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The last few weeks have demonstrated that the legal profession is hardly immune from sexual harassment and assault scandals engulfing workplaces in the #MeToo era. In this Instant Insights, we show you recent instances in which legal leaders have toppled from their positions amid such allegations and what the profession is doing about it to help stop the problem.

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Eric Schneiderman is one of several prominent men in the legal world to step down in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

When the #MeToo movement began last year following allegations of rampant sexual misconduct against former Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein, many observers wondered if or when similar allegations would start to strike at prominent lawyers and judges and make even the legal profession susceptible to the growing power of the movement.

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Scott Flaherty

Scott Flaherty, based in New York, covers the business of law with a focus on legal ethics, lawyer misconduct, conflicts-of-interest and litigation involving law firms. He can be reached at sflaherty@alm.com. On Twitter: @sflaherty18

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